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Skye Museum of Island Life

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Ranked #13 of 39 attractions in Isle of Skye
Type: History Museums
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English first
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I thought this was jolly good fun. It is certainly an interesting way of spending an hour or so. Some of the interpretation is quite detailed and rather lengthy. The price of entry made this a bargain and we enjoyed having a bumbler around. It isn't the most commercially focussed so that's a plus in my book. There is plenty... More

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Not a lot to see for the price, had the impression that Flora's grave was in this site but I could have seen it for free up the road at the cemetery.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The moment we stepped through the door of the crofter's cottage, the smell of the peat burning in the fireplace brought back so many memories of my grandmother's house in Ireland. A gorgeous aroma I hadn't experienced in almost 50 years. So close to tears! This is a must-see for all visitors coming from Ireland or of Irish ancestry.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This museum is in crofters cottages. I thought it would be a five minute experience. However, we found that we had to be selective in what we read as there was so much information, including old photographs, receipts, letters and so forth as well as various places furnished in the style they were when inhabited. A kitchen, bedroom, barn and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

An amazing little privately run museum that has such a wealth of information". What a fabulous experience! And if you are after gifts to take home with you, their little shop has the cheapest tartan scarves, hats, blankets and other wares that you will find anywhere! Seriously!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

With a little imagination you can imagine how life was for the hardy folk who lived in these communities, there is so much information and interesting old artefacts on display you can happily spend a couple of hours taking in the atmosphere. for me i would have preferred to see the farming equipment more thoughtfully displayed and the bright paintwork... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
57 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It was a beautiful, sunny day when we visited this beautifully kept little museum, which added much to our knowledge of the Scottish Isles. The guides were friendly, knowledgeable and unobtrusive and the restored buildings were full of fascinating information. As it was such a lovely day we drank in the views all around and it was only a short... More

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276 reviews 276 reviews
73 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

a brilliant portrayal of island life in days gone by , the cottages are all full of amazing displays and information well worth a trip

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I lived in Skye several years ago and had no idea this place existed, it is very peaceful and beautiful and gives a real insight into how life would have been in these little communities, lots of props and artefacts from days gone bye. In a lovely setting, the only thing missing was a tea room to have a sit... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Several croft houses with differing types of artefacts used for life on the land, and lots of information on how life was for our ancestors, some within living memory. Not the biggest or best laid out of displays but definitely worth visiting if you're in this area

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